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Weekly Roundup: The Aftermath of Irma

September 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

More than 10 days after Hurricane Irma crashed through the state, thousands of Floridians were still in the dark as estimates of damage in nearly all parts of the peninsula continued to escalate.

Weekly Roundup: 'Unfathomable'

September 15, 2017 - 5:30pm

Days after Hurricane Irma slashed a destructive swath through Florida, it's still unclear exactly how much damage the state and its inhabitants have suffered. And it might be weeks --- or even months --- before the massive storm's impact is known.

Backroom Briefing: Irma Doesn't Turn out Lights on the Election

September 14, 2017 - 4:45pm

A heated contest for an open Senate seat in Miami just got hotter --- literally.

With power knocked out in large parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida Democrats have asked Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the Sept. 26 special election in Senate District 40. Early voting in the runoff between Democrat Annette Taddeo and Republican former state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz begins Saturday.

Scott set the special election after former Sen. Frank Artiles resigned earlier this year after a racially tinged outburst at a private club near the Capitol.

Weekly Roundup: 'We Will Get Through This Together'

September 8, 2017 - 2:30pm

The week started off with the state --- and the nation --- mesmerized by Hurricane Harvey. But by Friday, Hurricane Irma sent Florida into a frenzy.

Legislative Committees Canceled as Irma Looms

September 6, 2017 - 7:15pm
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

In anticipation of what could be the most devastating hurricane to make landfall in Florida in decades, legislative leaders Wednesday canceled committee meetings scheduled for next week.

Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran called off what would have been the first committee meetings to prepare for the 2018 legislative session, citing concerns about potential damage from Hurricane Irma.

Weekly Roundup: Scott, Democrats Claim Victories

September 1, 2017 - 4:15pm

The historic flooding in Texas this week mesmerized people throughout the nation, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who dispatched hundreds of search and rescue personnel to the storm-ravaged region.

Democrats Say Trump Link May Have Helped Swing St. Pete Mayoral Race

August 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

A virtual tie between St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker in a mayoral primary Tuesday has left Florida Democrats giddy and Republicans groping for ways to rebrand their candidate.

Pari-Mutuels Targeted over Controversial Games

August 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sarasota Kennel Club

Gambling regulators have filed complaints alleging two pari-mutuel cardrooms failed to comply with requirements for “designated player games,” after Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe reached an agreement about the controversial card games this summer.

Weekly Roundup: Turbulent Times

August 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

It's been more than 150 years since Florida Gov. John Milton killed himself, a week before Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered in one of the final battles of the Civil War.

UF Prepares for White Nationalist Leader

August 14, 2017 - 6:15pm

The University of Florida is coordinating with local and state law-enforcement officials in anticipation of the potential appearance in Gainesville of a white nationalist leader affiliated with this weekend's deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Va.

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